Friday, April 26, 2013
A memorial service for Dawn Patterson will be held at noon Saturday, April 27 at the Sewickley United Methodist Church, 337 Broad St.
A memorial service is planned for a Sewickley resident who had battled a rare form of cancer since last summer. Dawn B. (Generals) Patterson, 44, of Sewickley passed away on Wednesday April 24, with her family at her side. Dawn found out she had a rare form of cancer in July and told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review in March that family members were amazed with the amount of support they received from the community. “We are so grateful that people have been so kind throughout the entire process,” she told the Trib. The outpouring of support came in many ways from the Sewickley community. Churches offered prayers, sports teams and individuals held fundraisers, neighbors cooked meals and friends lended support. Sewickley resident Barbara Cooley…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Smith turned her love of cooking into a way to serve, most notably at St. Stephen’s Christy House and Trinity Seminary in Ambridge, where her husband was a professor of theology.
Saturday, April 6
Joyce Carolyn (Whitney) Smith, age 72, formerly of the Sewickley area, left this earthly life on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople. Mrs. Smith was born in Battle Ground, WA on Feb. 18, 1941, daughter of the late Garold Leroy and Elizabeth Louise (Brown) Whitney. On September 18, 2010, she was predeceased by her husband of 47 years Stephen McCray Smith, Ph.D. She is survived by her children Rebecca Smith Ford (John) of Greenwich, CT, Elizabeth Smith Avrigean of Pomona, CA and Andrew McCray Smith of Galveston, TX; grandchildren Cameron Avrigean of Pittsburgh, and Ethan and Lucinda Avrigean, both of Claremont, CA; as well as sisters Betty Sullivan and Doris Brooks, both of Battle Ground, WA, Jan Pettit and…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Paul was born in Sewickley and graduated from Leetsdale High School.
Thursday, April 4
Paul L. Walls, 87, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 31, 2013, at Omni-Manor in Youngstown, OH. Paul was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Sewickley, the son of Paul L. and Vera Smith Walls. He graduated from Leetsdale High School. He worked at National Electric during World War II and attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, majoring in engineering. He later attended Nyack College in Nyack, NY, graduating with a bachelor's degree in music. Traveling with the college choir as their tenor soloist, he also sang weekends with a quartet. Paul loved sports and played baseball and basketball with his college. On Aug. 12, 1949, he married Gladys Brandfass Walls. They loved and raised three children, Sheryl (James) Diyorio of Austintown, Paul (Deborah) of…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
William Hausen, pastor of Christ Hope Ecumenical Catholic Church, served as a priest for the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese for 40 years, according to his church.
A former Sewickley priest who started a splinter church and was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church has died. C. William Hausen, pastor of Christ Hope Ecumenical Catholic Church in Brighton Heights, died suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 17. He was 77. In 2004, Hausen started the Christ Hope Church in a rented ballroom at the former Sewickley Country Inn. His excommunication was described as a self-imposed consequence of that act, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review said. Hausen had previously delivered a controversial Easter homily in 2002 that led to his transfer from St. James Catholic Church in Sewickley to the Sacred Heart Parish in Shadyside. A priest who knew Hausen wrote in a blog this week that the former priest had struggled for …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Dixon also owned the historic Schwab mansion in North Braddock.
Dr. Bruce Dixon, the former head of the Allegheny County Health Department, died overnight at UPMC Presbyterian, according to news reports. The county medical examiner's office said Dixon, 74, a Forest Hills resident, died of a blood infection caused by an inflammation of his gallbladder. He was ousted from his job in March 2012 by the county Board of Health, acting at the request of Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “For over 20 years, Dr. Bruce Dixon was the ultimate public servant, dedicating his life to serving the needs of the residents of Allegheny County through his direction of the Allegheny County Health Department," Fitzgerald said in a statement issued this morning. "The …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Longtime funeral director is remembered as loving father, dedicated professional.
Raymond Dixon Copeland Jr., longtime funeral director and former owner of Copeland Funeral Homes, died on Feb. 15 of complications from Influenza. He was 92. Copeland served more than 20,000 families in his seven-decade long mortuary career, according to obituary information provided by the family-operated Copeland Funeral Home. Copeland opened each of his namesake funeral homes—one on Fifth Avenue in Coraopolis in 1954, another on Brodhead Road in Moon in 1969, and a Sewickley branch on Beaver Street in 1998. The funeral home described him as "a hands-on operator, personally involved and always present for his devoted clients." In 1972, Copeland, who had owned his own ambulance company, served as a founding member of Valley Ambulance …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A prayer will be offered followed by a church service in the SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church with Father Walter Wysochansky officiating.
Wednesday, January 16
Mary Dorchek, 90, formerly of Edgeworth and a former resident of Cambridge Village, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in West Hills Health and Rehab Center, Moon Township. Born June 22, 1922, in Sewickley, she was the daughter of the late Max and Anna Denys Kisio. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ambridge, where she was a faithful pieroghy worker for many years, and enjoyed playing bingo. Mary was also a member of the Leetsdale VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the UNA Lodge 161, Ambridge. Surviving are two grandchildren, Dennis Helterbran, Canton, OH and Debra (Jerry) Yankello, Sewickley; four great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Madison Helterbran and Brian and Brandon Yankello; a sister, Anne Oros, Cambridge Village; …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Betty Condit was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Bell Acres/Big Sewickley Creek Fire Department.
Wednesday, January 2
Betty J. (Mull) Condit, age 87, a 17-year resident of Leetsdale, formerly of Bell Acres, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012 at West Hills Health and Rehab. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 5, 1925 to the late James and Hattie Ida Mae (Shrum) Mull. In 1987, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Condit. In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by her daughter Roberta Klacik, son-in-law Gregory Bilonick, three sisters and a brother. Loving mother of Betty Aquino (Victor) of Ecomony Borough, Kenneth Condit (Barb) of Fair Oaks, Connie Bilonick of Morgantown, WV and William Condit (Tami) of Freehold, NJ; mother-in-law to Thomas Klacik of Baden; grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of three. …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Marie Joyce served in the funeral choir, as Eucharistic Minister and in the funeral ministry, Women's Guild, and 55-Plus Club at St. James Catholic Church in Sewickley.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Marie Bernadette Derek Joyce, 78, of Moon Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, after resolutely battling heart problems and cancer for many years. As the ninth child of John and Catharine Derek of Lloydsville, PA, she was affectionately known as “Pinkie” to her family and childhood friends, and as “GrandMarie” to her precious grandsons. She graduated from Latrobe School of Nursing in 1955 and worked at Latrobe Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1961, she married her beloved husband, Glenn D. Joyce. Together, they raised five children. Marie served in the funeral choir and as President and Vice President of the Ladies of Charity at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Penn Hills; she also served as …
Dot Brenner drove school bus for Quaker Valley School District and was a member of St. Mary's Church in Glenfield.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Dorothy “Dot” A. (Kanoza) Brenner, 82, of Sewickley, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. She was born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 13, 1930 to the late Joseph and Caroline (Cyganik) Kanoza. On June 11, 1998, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Clarence “Red” Brenner, Sr. Beloved mother of C. Paul Brenner and Caroline Brenner both of Sewickley; cherished grandmother of Paula Barkin (Mike), Douglas Brenner (Stacy) and Dana Woods; loving great grandmother of Marissa, Michael, Ashliann, and Conner; sister of Theresa Jones (Sam) of Brookville, Caroline Young (Jim) of Pittsburgh and the late Cyril and Edward Kanoza. Dot drove school bus for Quaker Valley School District and was …